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    OC Transpo's best bus is a NovaBus Classic.

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    In order:
    1. OC Transpo
    2. STO

    Favourite OC bus models:
    1.GM/MCI/NovaBus Classics (prefer NovaBus though.)
    2. 1989/1992 D40s (Greatly prefer the 1992s due to the black window frames and the A/C housing.)
    3. 1991-1992 Orion Vs (I seem to be a lot more into these as of recently)
    4. 76xx-82xx Fishbowls
    5. 1998 Orion Vs

    Favourite low floor models:
    1. ISL D60LFs
    2. Inveroes
    3. D60LFRs
    4. Double deckers
    5. Hybrid VIIs (something had to come in last, plus would have been better as a diesel bus.)

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  1. I think this has been the first time an Invero got a complete wrap since late 2013 or so. They usually wrap hybrids nowadays.
  2. Actually, feel free to disregard my original post as I forgot it was just a paint job and not a full rebuild.
  3. Last time I checked, 81 are for replacement of Inveros, while 12 will simply be for expansion.
  4. Orion V on a Communibus route? I am pretty sure Communibus routes were meant to be low floor all the time. OC Transpo eventually got rid of those routes because they already had a 100% low floor fleet. That route also usually got served by Orion VIs or Inveroes.
  5. The iPhone may have specs that are inferior to the Galaxy, but they work extremely well because iOS is so optimized for the specs. Older iPhones also get at least five years of software support if not more compared to Android. I do not like Android. Not used to it plus I do not care for customization. In a phone, I care about ease of use, acceptable performance for my needs, and reliability. That's it. This iPhone 6S that I'm using right now still works great, has great performance, and gets all the new features of iOS 13 (that is in beta right now). In comparison, the Galaxy S7 is now obsolete and will not get the latest update.
  6. I have not been officially diagnosed with anything, however, I seem to have some odd bus interests. For example, knowing when exactly buses in a series got repainted, when buses got retired, which buses got retrofitted with what features, etc. I simply enjoy knowing everything about buses. I hear that very specific interests are common in people with Asperger's but I seem to be normal otherwise. I am also very observant. As well, I have difficulties with social situations but I have gotten better over the years. When I was younger, I used to pace back and forth in my room (or my living room) because I enjoyed doing it. My parents told me to stop doing that as it was not the norm for people. Nowadays, I still do it sometimes (in my large sized bedroom) while listening to music to get my daily exercise. I actually find my pacing habit an advantage as that makes me enjoy exercise. I learned how to rein that habit in so it doesn't make me stick out as odd. Some people get bored doing it but I could do it for hours and still remain entertained and get exercise at the same time. This is the only real odd thing about me. I also seem to be very advanced in my English skills as I seem to be the only student who can write a proper email with proper structure, punctuation, grammar, etc. My English teacher once complimented me on my email writing skills because she saw so many students who carelessly wrote emails with no punctuation or grammar. I consider every single one of my traits described here advantageous for me except for the difficulty in social situations. My main interest in the transit community would be the actual vehicles themselves. I don't really care for trains, LRT, schedules, routes, etc. Never really found myself getting into them. I think people with autism spectrum disorders enjoy transit because of the set schedules. They're very big on consistency.
  7. I have an iPhone 6S Plus and have had it since June 2016. I used to have an iPhone 4 until I upgraded.
  8. I noticed that the Toronto section in general has gone downhill since December of last year. The feature photo thread had a particular incident that happened very recently along with. a couple of other minor stuff that occurred. Other than that, it's been fine. Even the Ottawa section sometimes has issues with one member (not naming him). For example, he kept complaining about usual and common bus spottings on a bus spotting thread (for general sightings and not limited to rare sightings) until an admin shut him up. I'd argue that they still serve a historical purpose even if not rare. He also sometimes gives sarcastic responses to genuine questions that serve absolutely no purpose. Also makes accusations of people having multiple accounts (which I am struggling to understand what he is trying to gain out of it). He's been better as of lately but we still have occasional issues with him.
  9. 1072-1081 are tracking at Hillcrest except for 1077 and 1080. Same with 1063, 1068, and 1069. Considering how the TTC is going in chronological order, these buses are most likely being repainted next.
  10. 6355 on 62 St. Laurent just now at the Via Rail stop with 6667 on 61 St. Laurent immediately following it.
  11. I never really looked forward to the swamp buggies myself. No air conditioning and rock hard seats were the two worst flaws of the 1997 LFS buses. Ikaruses did have some redeeming factors such as the seats but from what I've heard about them, they were crap. Not on topic but fun fact: Ironically enough, the D60LFs that were to replace these Ikaruses retired in a much shorter time (9 years for oldest D60LF by 2011 and 16 years or so for the final Ikaruses by early 2003) due to engine issues. The Ikaruses had lived for much longer despite not being great buses at all.
  12. None of them were particularly reliable, but the LFS did not corrode as easily and only retired because OC Transpo wanted to simplify the bus maintenance and because they were aging anyway. The Ikarus was just a crap bus, not being built well. Out of those two, I guess LFS would be more reliable as I have heard that their powertrain was bulletproof (coming from ikarus8737).
  13. I always sit at the very back of the bus if it's an artic or 40 foot bus or sometimes in the priority seating area or close to it. If it's a double decker, I sit at the front of the top deck.
  14. While trying to take a look at the ad, I noticed that the bus was no longer available because Kijiji said it was seized due to non-payment of storage.
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